Showing posts with label Linux. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Linux. Show all posts

Monday, June 23, 2008

Vostro 1400 Bios Update

Dell had released the bios update for Vostro 1400 notebook: version A08.


  1. Improve compatibility with Dell Wireless 1390 & 1490 Dell WLAN.

  2. Fixed: System Hangs on Resume from S3 with Driver Verifier enabled.

  3. Added enhancement for optical drives.

Grab it here

New Yahoo! Mail Addresses

Yahoo! Mail is now offering new mail address:

@ymail and @rocketmail

It is the new email address for the same great Yahoo! Mail.

If you have missed the desired username with Yahoo! Mail before, it is a chance for you to do so. Grab it while it is still available.

Link: New Yahoo! Mail

Friday, May 9, 2008

Protect your child from the Internet

Is everything on the Internet are welcome? Can you monitor what your child is doing on the Internet?

Now, you can. DNS expert David Ulevitch had offered a service called OpenDNS, in late 2005. The main objective of OpenDNS is to improve the Internet experience for everyone from system administrators at large organizations to parents at home. In other words, OpenDNS could block the bad sites and allow the good. The best part is that, this service is provided for free.

How does OpenDNS works for you? OpenDNS could do content filtering automatically, by categories, ranging from social networking to gambling, and more.  Don't forget the adult sites. All you have to do is to select which category to filter. Besides, OpenDNS could also monitor phishing Web sites via data. If you really want to monitor what your child is doing on the Internet, OpenDNS also features Statistics.

Setting up OpenDNS on PC or network router is easy. It is just a matter of changing the DNS, register for an account and choose what to filter. OpenDNS provides a very good tutorial on how to do it in a very short time. Even a ten year old boy can do it.

As a conclusion, parents nowadays should monitor what their children are doing on the Internet. In order to do that, one of the free way to do it is via OpenDNS. Hopefully, we could save our children from the bad side of the Internet.

Link: OpenDNS (

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Your Gmail Inbox Feed

Do you know that you can view your Gmail inbox using a feed.

Try it out:

You will be prompted for your Gmail account username and password.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

How to create an easy to remember, hard to break password

Choosing a secure password is easy. What you need is a combination of a alphabet in upper and lower cases, numbers, and symbols, and the most important is, it is a nonsense string (not in the dictionary). An example of good password is iH2c&1W. However, can you memorize it (or, a multiple of it)?

A good practice is to have a unique password for each application that you use. Do not share one password for everything. Once the password is revealed, the other person could access to all your applications. Once again, how can you memorize a multiple of nonsense like iH2c&1W.

One way to create the password is by using events or situations, that is relevant and important to you. For example, let say that you have 2 cars and 1 wife. One possible password that could be generated from this situation is iH2c&1W, using the first letter of each word, from the string "i have 2 cars and 1 wife".

If you find that it is still hard to remember passwords that are generated using this technique, perhaps you need a password manager. A password manager is an application that use a single password to access all your passwords. Some of password manager could also generate a good password for you. However, you don't have to memorize those passwords, since it is secured inside the password manager. You only need one password to access all your other passwords

As a conclusion, a secure password should be in the form of random alphanumeric and symbols. A password should be unique for each application. To create a password that is easy for you to remember, one possible solution is to generate it based on the events or situation that is related and important to you. The last resort is to use a password manager.